In College Admissions Scandal, Family Paid $6.5 Million to Get Their Daughter Into Stanford – The Wall Street Journal

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In College Admissions Scandal, Family Paid $6.5 Million to Get Their Daughter Into Stanford – The Wall Street Journal

The family of a Chinese student paid a college counselor $6.5 million for help securing a spot at Stanford University after being connected to the counselor by a Morgan Stanley financial adviser, a person familiar with the matter said.

The involvement of Morgan Stanley illustrates how William “Rick” Singer, the Newport Beach, Calif., college consultant who has admitted to masterminding the college-admissions cheating scheme, infiltrated wealthy networks to pitch his services.

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